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Track Alert

Track this week is moved to the Tewksbury Track (click for google map)

Tewksbury did not work out.  So it’s on to the Marshall Middle School in Billerica (off 129).  google map

The change is for this week (August 26th) only – due to unavailability of the Carson Track in Chelmsford.

To the best of my knowledge the babysitters will be available.

As usual – plan your warmup from 6 to 6:30, with this week’s workout starting promptly at 6:30.

See ya’ there!


Bobby Doyle 5 Miler

Glenn found the camera

The next stop on the USATF-NE Grand Prix circuit was on Sunday at the Bobby Doyle 5 Miler down in Narragansett, RI.

We were a bit thin and it showed. Ladies Masters (Trish Bourne, Bethany Knoettner & Nancy Dorn) were 3rd. Men’s Vets Ken Goodin, Chip Mann & Glenn Stewart) were 1st.
Other teams: Men’s Open 11th, Ladies Open 8th, Men’s Masters 6th, Men’s Seniors 5th

Congrats to Ken for another win and Trish for a 3rd in their age groups.


Paige headed for Jacksonville

Makayla post race

GLRR speedster Makayla Paige qualified for the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals with her third place performance in the 800m on Sunday.  Her 2:29 was an 8 second PR and advances her to the meet in Jacksonville starting July 27th.  As a whole the GLRR youth team collected 16 PRs on a very hot weekend in Fitchburg.

Full results can be found here.

Kara takes first at Berna’s

Kara breaking the tape. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Shelton

Kara Haas captured first place at the 35th running of the Berna’s Great Legs 5K on  Thursday.  This is the first time that she has won this race, which is the second longest running women’s race in the country.  Pushed by Whirlaway speedsters Heather Mahoney and Amy Bernard she posted an 18:15 — the fastest time on this course in the last ten years.  It was a fast field with three under 19 minutes and nine under 20 minutes.  Kara also led GLRR to a team win over Whirlaway — combining with Candice Gagnon, Rachel Eatherton, Katie Gessler, and Emily Stover.  In other GLRR awards, Rachel won the 19 and under age group and Candice and Emily went 1-2 in the 30-39 age group.  MaryBeth McKenney and Marli Piccolo went 2-3 in the 40-49 age group, while Maureen Pellegrini and Madeline Febo went 2-3 in the 40-49 age group.  Denise Piekos finished a close 2nd in the 60-69 age group.  Ann Molloy and Carol MacKenzie went 1-2 in the 70-79 category.

At 219 finishers, the field was the largest since the early 2000s.  It was a great accomplishment for rookie race director Trish Bourne.  “She brought relentless energy and tireless promotion to make this once again a premier race,” said experienced race director Glenn Stewart.  Glenn organized an army of volunteers, mostly male, from the club’s membership to support the ladies on the course.  The race was a great success and is now back on an upward trend.

Full results can be found here.